ACupfulofHappyShop

Unique & upbeat products for all occasions!

Atlanta, Georgia

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Announcement    10% of my PROFIT will be donated to charity. See shop story for more info. (11/19/18)

This is a stress-free shop for relaxed shoppers :) While I 100% want you to be happy with your experience and purchase, there are parts of the process I cannot control that you should be aware of and okay with before buying anything :) (see info after this Valentine's Day Note)

I design everything you see listed in the shop (or purchase designs--not many), but I do **not** directly handle the physical products. I have production partners that print and ship the items for me. During busy shopping times/seasons, things take longer (2-3 weeks to ship) and the shipping itself can take longer also (7-12 business days is the time frame, but I can't make any promises or control that aspect of it).

Most of the time things are MUCH faster. Mugs can get shipped within a couple of days and arrive within a week from ordering. Black mugs and certain items like leggings take longer. I am happy to provide a "gift is on its way" image for anything that will not arrive in time.

You have to consider all of this before purchasing. I don't want people upset by the slower process, and I don't need the stress of having people upset with me :)

Why shop here when you can get things quicker from elsewhere? Lots of reasons :) Original and unique designs, customization options (for a fee), personal interaction (if desired) with the shop owner, and small business support :)

Shop notes:
I can NOT cancel orders once in the system (within 24 hours usually) and refunds are ONLY given for damaged or incorrect products (with photo documentation). If you are unhappy with your item, an exchange can be made (printers do experience glitches sometimes).

Re donations:
I will donate 10% of my profit to three charities: The Nature Conservancy, Heifer, and Furkids.org. See shop details for more info.

Running total as of end of 4th qtr 2020= $419
(see shop story for latest receipts)

1/1/19
$25 donated to Nature Conservancy

4/14/19 (donation for Jan-Mar)
$16 donation to Heifer

7/8/19 (donation for Apr-June)
$11 donation to Furkids

10/17/19 (donation for July-Sept)
$17 Nature Conservancy

1/22/2020 (donation for Oct-Dec 2019)
$39 Heifer

2019 Donation total:
$83
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April 2020 (Donation for Jan-Mar 2020) $16 to Givetogethernow.org for covid-19 family support

July 2020 (Donation for April-June) $125 (ack--forgot to make a note where it went--will look and fill in if I can find it)

October 2020 (for July-Sept 2020) $50 to Heifer.org

Feb 2021 for 4th qtr 2020 (Oct-Dec) $120 furkids.org

2020 Donation total:
$311 :)
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2021 Donations
Jan-March donation 1st qtr (made apr 30th)
$50 Heifer

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 30, 2021

10% of my PROFIT will be donated to charity. See shop story for more info. (11/19/18)

This is a stress-free shop for relaxed shoppers :) While I 100% want you to be happy with your experience and purchase, there are parts of the process I cannot control that you should be aware of and okay with before buying anything :) (see info after this Valentine's Day Note)

I design everything you see listed in the shop (or purchase designs--not many), but I do **not** directly handle the physical products. I have production partners that print and ship the items for me. During busy shopping times/seasons, things take longer (2-3 weeks to ship) and the shipping itself can take longer also (7-12 business days is the time frame, but I can't make any promises or control that aspect of it).

Most of the time things are MUCH faster. Mugs can get shipped within a couple of days and arrive within a week from ordering. Black mugs and certain items like leggings take longer. I am happy to provide a "gift is on its way" image for anything that will not arrive in time.

You have to consider all of this before purchasing. I don't want people upset by the slower process, and I don't need the stress of having people upset with me :)

Why shop here when you can get things quicker from elsewhere? Lots of reasons :) Original and unique designs, customization options (for a fee), personal interaction (if desired) with the shop owner, and small business support :)

Shop notes:
I can NOT cancel orders once in the system (within 24 hours usually) and refunds are ONLY given for damaged or incorrect products (with photo documentation). If you are unhappy with your item, an exchange can be made (printers do experience glitches sometimes).

Re donations:
I will donate 10% of my profit to three charities: The Nature Conservancy, Heifer, and Furkids.org. See shop details for more info.

Running total as of end of 4th qtr 2020= $419
(see shop story for latest receipts)

1/1/19
$25 donated to Nature Conservancy

4/14/19 (donation for Jan-Mar)
$16 donation to Heifer

7/8/19 (donation for Apr-June)
$11 donation to Furkids

10/17/19 (donation for July-Sept)
$17 Nature Conservancy

1/22/2020 (donation for Oct-Dec 2019)
$39 Heifer

2019 Donation total:
$83
******************
April 2020 (Donation for Jan-Mar 2020) $16 to Givetogethernow.org for covid-19 family support

July 2020 (Donation for April-June) $125 (ack--forgot to make a note where it went--will look and fill in if I can find it)

October 2020 (for July-Sept 2020) $50 to Heifer.org

Feb 2021 for 4th qtr 2020 (Oct-Dec) $120 furkids.org

2020 Donation total:
$311 :)
*********************
2021 Donations
Jan-March donation 1st qtr (made apr 30th)
$50 Heifer

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About ACupfulofHappyShop

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On Etsy since 2017

Products and Gifts With a Heart! Each Purchase Will Support A Charitable Cause!

In lieu of having sales events, I have instituted an ongoing year round policy of donating 10% of *my profit* to charity. I chose three:
Nature Conservancy (for the environment)
Heifer (for people)
Furkids.org (a no kill shelter)
givetogethernow.org--for direct financial support of families affected by covid-19

There is no automated way to do this, I am told, and so I will just keep tabs, and then post donation receipts in my photos every quarter along with a running total of donations to date :)

I love the idea of doing good while making money, and I hope you will love the idea of supporting charitable causes while shopping!

I realize some of you might be skeptical that I will actually do this--and think that this is just a marketing ploy 🙂 I get it. And I do want to make more sales, of course--that's why I even have a shop. But, if you look at my history--I have had a life is good blog since 2009--trying to be a beneficial presence in the world is important to me!

**** Here's the FREE Happiness is a CHOICE Guide and planner link:
https://acupfulofhappy.com/free-guide/ ********

Here's my "story"
I got started in 2009 with The Good News Cafe blog (thegoodnewcafe.net). A couple of years ago (around 2017) I started creating mugs to further share a brighter perspective---while maybe earning some money for me--let's be honest :) More recently I started creating jewelry and t-shirts and wall art and more. The products all aim to uplift--with humor, with meaningful quotes, with expressions of love and affection... I hope you find something you like!

Be sure to check out my other Etsy shop that sells vintage copyright prints: Vintage Copyright Prints by The Good News Cafe.

Shop members

  • Cate

    Owner

    I am in my mid 50's. I worked as an RN many years ago, but "retired" when my second child was born to be with the kids. As they all got older I sought to start earning money from home which led to my blog and then other endeavors. :)

Production partners

  • A Print shop

    Bristol, PA

    All designs are created by me. This print shop helps bring my designs to life by printing the chosen product/design and shipping them out. A good many of my designs are images I have taken myself.

  • A print shop

    Chatsworth, CA

    I design all the products and this print shop puts the designs on the products and ships them out for me. A good many of my designs are images I have taken myself.

  • A Print Shop

    San Francisco, CA

    I design the products and Printify prints and ships

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jun 3, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How fast will I get my order?

This will vary depending on the item and the time of year. My printers experience higher volume around all holidays. Thus I have listed 2-3 weeks for processing--it's often less, but especially around holidays it can take that long.

Add to the processing time, the time for the item to arrive once shipped-- so minimum time might be a week from the date of order for you to have your unique product. But it's possible it could be a month during busy times!

Such is the nature of these unique, made to order items :) Keep this in mind if you order!